Alexandra W. Logue
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Alexandra W. Logue is an academic and behavioral scientist. She is currently a Research Professor in CASE (Center for Advanced Study in Education) of the Graduate Center of The City University of New York She is also a member of the Graduate Center’s Behavior Analysis Training Area in the Psychology Ph.D. Program. From 2008 to 2014 she was the Executive Vice Chancellor and University Provost of CUNY, the CUNY system’s Chief Academic Officer.
Alexandra W. Logue attended Harvard University, receiving her A.B. in Psychology Magna Cum Laude in 1974, and her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology in 1978. As a senior in college and in graduate school she interacted extensively with B. F. Skinner, as well as with other members of the Harvard University behavior analysis faculty. Her dissertation was entitled "Taste Aversion and the Generality of the Laws of Learning", a version of which was subsequently published in Psychological Bulletin.
In 1978, Logue became a faculty member in the Psychology Department of SUNY Stony Brook, rising from the rank of Assistant Professor to Professor. During this period she taught experimental psychology and statistics, and conducted extensive research and published on mathematical models of choice behavior (self-control and impulsiveness), food preferences and aversions, and the history of behaviorism. In 1986 she published the first edition of her book The Psychology of Eating and Drinking. The publication of this book and its subsequent editions, as well as her being a supertaster, have been widely covered in The New York Times and other media. While a faculty member, she published another book, entitled Self-Control: Waiting Until Tomorrow for What You Want Today, in 1995, as well as over a hundred articles and chapters. She was named a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research was funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the McDonnell Foundation.
Logue has brought her expertise in experimental psychology to bear on issues concerning higher education. This work has ranged from examination of self-control and impulsiveness in higher education administrators to developing mechanisms for assessing administrative performance, to conducting large randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of academic programs designed to increase college student success. She has advocated for the application of social science techniques to higher education administration and has published a series of articles on such matters for Inside Higher Ed.      
- The Psychology of Eating and Drinking (1986)
- Higher education: View from the self-control laboratory, Division 25 Recorder, 32, 14-15 (1997)
- "Higher-education administrators: when the future does not make a difference.". Psychol Sci 12 (4): 276–81. Jul 2001. doi:10.1111/1467-9280.00351. PMID 11476092.